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#166 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted October 09, 2014 - 07:30 AM

 Iwill check in on that battery and see if someone locally have it. 

 

550 CCA enough?

 

 

350cca is enough, but not in cold weather.  I have a 350cca GT type battery in my Massey w/yanmar 3TN66.  It does fine in all but very cold weather.



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Posted October 09, 2014 - 07:36 AM

Imo, get as large a battery as possible for the space provided. My diesel sits in a heated garage and gets plugged in. But, I ran it out of fuel once. That really tested the battery, cracking lines, crank it over, crack another line, crank it some more, etc.
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Posted October 09, 2014 - 09:11 AM

the battery in my Kubota powered LGT 165 is a 1000/800 CCA battery and really gets a whipping during the winter months as it sleeps in an un heated shed..so -30 is just that.... COLD! I do keep it plugged in though so at least the oil is warm and when I go to start it to move snow I usually turn on the heat in the shed so at least I can get a break from the cold :thumbs:  :smilewink:


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Posted October 09, 2014 - 08:35 PM

Thanks guys, I will look into the battery issue this weekend. 



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Posted October 09, 2014 - 08:46 PM

Keep me informed I think I found an engine today for mine it is a 3 tne78 yanmar


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Posted October 09, 2014 - 08:46 PM

I see a battery issue in my future


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Posted October 09, 2014 - 11:38 PM

Keep me informed I think I found an engine today for mine it is a 3 tne78 yanmar
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Sweet, always fun to know the donor before hand. Ya the battery placement is not common. I wish I could have a better spot for it, but the400 has the only spot.

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Posted October 10, 2014 - 12:25 PM

Well the battery can be a max of 7" x 8" to still maintain the distance for the manual pto.....Bummer.

 

On the bright side, i was able to load up some more pics.

 

Heres some of the throttle hookup.  Like I mentioned before, the cable I ordered did not have a insert to protect from moisture.  So I ran some heat shrink and it worked out great.  I used roughly 4' of cable from a 8' order.

 

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Posted October 10, 2014 - 12:30 PM

Plowing gets the hydro's hot....very hot!  On those I've added coolers too, they have never gotten hot.  Before, you could smell the heat, and even made some slightly leak at gaskets from the oil being thinned so badly.

So back to the hydro issue.  I orginally upgraded to the 318,420 style cooler, but since its been mentioned to have another possibly.  Then thats whats going to happen. 

 

I picked up a 7" x13" and checked out the placement in front of the radiator.

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Infront of the radiator.  I checked the draw once running and there is still plenty of pull.

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I will have to run a decent amount of hose from either end to reach the hydro tranny and power assist valve.  No I could also run in line with the original cooler installed.  That way it could be nice and cool once it returns.



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Posted October 10, 2014 - 12:32 PM

And since the sun had come out last week, I had to take some shots.  Couldnt resist the contrasting clouds.

 

BRING on the snow, I mean dirt!

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I wil lpost pics of it complete, including seat, lights and radiator cover.  I will need to flush fluids, change filter and she should be good to go.


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Posted October 10, 2014 - 12:58 PM

Man I know everyone is reading this and can't get over what an outstanding job you did on this. Not only was the conversion outstanding but it was very well documented and the pics kick butt. I love the contrast of the clouds looks like your diesel is ready to smash through some snow and devastate some dirt.


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Posted October 10, 2014 - 02:13 PM

Finally had the chance to get all the way thru and study the progress. FANTASTIC repower. This will be great when done. (I Keep thinking "How many lbs can he stuff in that 5 lbs compartment")

At some point, you might want to consider doing an article on this. If you do we will have to upload the pics here (preferred anyways) instead of justsomepics.

 

Thanks.  Id love to write something up with a lot of documentation, purchase listing and photos.  If someone else is looking to repower and stumble upon mine and it helps, GREAT! 

I have browsed many sites and it seems that when you finally stumble on what you are looking for, the article/help stops just before finishing.  So, I am willing to get something up.  Let me know what I need to do.

 

Now im not sure how much storage is on this website for each user.  With this rebuild, I have around 300 photos, each around 1.3ish MB.



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Posted October 10, 2014 - 02:15 PM

Man I know everyone is reading this and can't get over what an outstanding job you did on this. Not only was the conversion outstanding but it was very well documented and the pics kick butt. I love the contrast of the clouds looks like your diesel is ready to smash through some snow and devastate some dirt.


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I figured that it took me a few years to find my 400 and in a decent shape.  I sold some equip and had the funds to do what I wanted.  I have a few here and there items to finish but its about done

 

I will be happy to help you on your repower if needed :thumbs:



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Posted October 10, 2014 - 02:32 PM

Good looking project.  In reference to the battery size/location have you thought about using an Optima gel type battery?  I believe you can lay them on there side and they wont leak and I think they come in a bunch of different sizes. I put one in my 92 dodge diesel and never had a problem starting it in the winter.  And it only had 800cca compared to the 950 that the interstate megatron plus I replaced 



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Posted October 10, 2014 - 02:40 PM

Good looking project.  In reference to the battery size/location have you thought about using an Optima gel type battery?  I believe you can lay them on there side and they wont leak and I think they come in a bunch of different sizes. I put one in my 92 dodge diesel and never had a problem starting it in the winter.  And it only had 800cca compared to the 950 that the interstate megatron plus I replaced 

 

 

I was looking those on a webiste.  Never knew I could do that.  Now this is the spiral style cells they talk about, yes?  It take a red cap any day.  Some have ratings of 900 CCA, would be overkill but if I can...I will :D






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